On June 9, 2015 European-Ukrainian Energy Agency together with the Children protection center “Our Kids” held a conference “Energy Democracy in Ukraine: Personal Responsibility”. The theme, which is usually omitted by the journalist’s attention, citizen’s responsibility on the path to sustainable development of the energy market in Ukraine. Final consumer of energy is the most important subject of the energy market.
Participants discussed ways and solutions in reducing energy dependence at the households’ level, ways of transition to more energy-efficient sources, legal aspects, which will face households in the case of installing such equipment, how households can get green tariff, the need of personal responsibility for energy consumption and relevant consequences for the country.
Also during the event there was a viewing tour to the geothermal installation that operates at the center “Our Kids”. This system allows economizing annual cost on utilities almost 9 times. More details about the project can be found here.
“Households sustainable energy projects financing” - Sergey Maslichenko, EBRD
“The benefits of using wind turbines for households” - Nikolay Savchuk, Gresa-group
“The advantages of using helio thermal installations” – Anastasiya Skrypnik, Bosch
“Using biomass boilers in multi apartment and private buildings” – Dmytro Omelchuk, Herz
“Metering and billing for households” – Krzysztof Gierulski, Support Group for Ukraine, European Commission
“Legal aspects related to the use of individual installations generating energy from RES” – Maryna Ilchuk, Arzinger
"The advantages of using geothermal installation at “Our Kids” Center " – Mariya Henning, “Our Kids” Center
Photos are available here.
On behalf of the EUEA, we want to thank Center “Our Kids” for collaboration and all of you, who took part in the conference.
See you on November 5, 2015 (Premier Palace Hotel, Kyiv) at the 6th European-Ukrainian Energy Day, where we will continue discussions about Energy democracy in Ukraine.